JJ Watt announces his retirement on Twitter

Looks like JJ Watt calls it a career.

He certainly hinted as much in a Twitter post on Tuesday – a pair of photos with wife Kealia and newborn son Koa, in which he said Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers would be his “last home game. in the NFL”.

“Koa’s very first game in the NFL. My last home game in the NFL. My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It was an absolute honor and a pleasure,” Watt’s tweet read. .

JJ Watt playing for the Cardinals on October 16, 2022.
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Watt, 33, played 12 seasons in the NFL, 10 with the Houston Texans and the last two with the Arizona Cardinals. He is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, having won the award in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

He never made a Super Bowl, but is still a surefire Hall of Famer and arguably one of the best to ever play the game.

With two games remaining, Watt has 111.5 career sacks, 38th in NFL history. With another half sack, he could pass former Cardinals teammate Chandler Jones.

Arizona has floundered to 4-11 this season, and a final playoff run for Watt is off the table. But if 2022 is indeed his last season, he will leave like a legend.

JJ Watt playing for the Texans on January 3, 2021.
JJ Watt playing for the Texans on January 3, 2021.
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Earlier in the season, it was reported that he had a heart problem, although he didn’t miss any games.


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